UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Week 6 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
UTEP Miners (3-3, 1-1 C-USA) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-3, 0-0 C-USA)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Joe Aillet Stadium — Ruston, LA
Week 6 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a C-USA showdown between the UTEP Miners and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Though UTEP's season started slowly, the Miners have bounced back with wins in three of their last four outings. Their last game was a close one, though, but they still managed to walk out with the 41-35 victory over Charlotte.
Meanwhile, Louisiana Tech hasn't had much luck at all this season. The Bulldogs enter this matchup after having not played last week, however, their last outing saw them lose 38-14 to South Alabama. In other words, Louisiana Tech fans hope that their team ironed out the kinks over the bye week and looks better on Saturday.
UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: UTEP: (+112) | LT: (-134)
Spread: UTEP: +2.5 (-110) | LT: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 52.5 — Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
Louisiana Tech enters this contest as a slight road favorite on the spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 52.5, which is about average compared to the rest of this week's projected totals.
UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Prediction & Pick
The season may not have gone in Lousiana Tech's favor thus far, but that could change this week. The Bulldogs hold a 14-2 record in 16 all-time meetings against their C-USA rivals and haven't lost to the Miners at home since 2004.
Another thing that could work against the Miners is that they've yet to have any rest this season. They've already played six games due to their Week 0 start, whereas the Bulldogs have only played four games and have the benefit of last week's bye.
I expect Lousiana Tech's rest and home crowd to work to its advantage, leading to victory in what could be a high-scoring affair due to a lack of defense across the board.
Final Score Prediction: Louisiana Tech: 30 | UTEP: 24
UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
- UTEP is 5-15 straight up in its last 20 games against C-USA opponents.
- Louisiana Tech is 3-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games.
- The total has hit the over in six of UTEP's last 10 games against Louisiana Tech.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Louisiana Tech's last nine home games.
UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Best Bet
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Louisiana Tech's home games have seen the final score exceed the projected total and I don't expect anything different here. In fact, the six Miners-Bulldogs games that had Louisiana Tech as the home team saw an average total of 53.2 points.
With this week's total set at 52.5 and neither defense playing lights out, I'm comfortable backing the over.
Bet: Over 52.5 Points (-106)
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